Monday, 16 April 2018

Book Spotlight: Darling Girls

Today, I have a terrific book spotlight for you, with the new release, Darling Girls by Thorne and Cross. This is the first book in the vampire horror series, The Vampires of Candle Bay and Crimson Cove. Enjoy.


Darling Girls by Thorne and Cross (Tamara Thorne and Alistair Cross)






Fang Meets Fang

The vampires of Candle Bay and Crimson Cove come together for the Biting Man Festival in Eternity, California, to celebrate a centuries-old tradition that quickly turns murderous as they’re faced with old enemies, uncontrolled bloodlust, and the unpredictable antics of a self-proclaimed vampire slayer who is hellbent on destroying them all.


Darling Girls (The Vampires of Candle Bay and Crimson Cove Book 1) is available on Amazon








About the Authors




Tamara Thorne's first novel was published in 1991, and since then she has written many more, including international bestsellers Haunted, Bad Things, Moonfall, Eternity and The Sorority. A lifelong lover of ghost stories, she is currently working on several collaborations with Alistair Cross as well as an upcoming solo novel. Learn more about her at: http://tamarathorne.com







Alistair Cross grew up on horror novels and scary movies, and by the age of eight, began writing his own stories. First published in 2012, he has since co-authored The Cliffhouse Haunting and Mother with Tamara Thorne and is working on several other projects. His debut solo novel, The Crimson Corset, was an immediate bestseller. Find out more about him at: http://alistaircross.com






Together, Thorne and Cross also host the popular radio show, Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE!, which has included such guests as Anne Rice of The Vampire Chronicles; Laurell K. Hamilton of the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter novels; world-wide bestseller, V.C. Andrews (Andrew Neiderman); Charlaine Harris of the Southern Vampire Mysteries and basis of the HBO series, True Blood; Jeff Lindsay, author of the Dexter novels that inspired the hit television series; #1 New York Times bestseller, Kim Harrison; Peter Atkins, screenwriter of Hellraiser: 2, 3, and 4; Mick Garris, film director of Hocus Pocus, Psycho IV: The Beginning, and Stephen King’s The Stand; and New York Times bestsellers Preston & Child, Christopher Rice, Jonathan Maberry, and Christopher Moore.  


Praise for Thorne and Cross:

“Put Bram Stoker in a giant cocktail shaker, add a pinch of Laurell K. Hamilton, a shot of John Carpenter, and a healthy jigger of absinthe, and you’ll end up with Alistair Cross’s modern Gothic chiller, “The Crimson Corset” - a deliciously terrifying tale that will sink its teeth into you from page one.” - Jay Bonansinga, New York Times Bestselling author of THE WALKING DEAD: INVASION and LUCID

“Think Mario Puzo meets Anne Rice … Balance is what Thorne does best ... (Candle Bay) is a love story. A mob story. A family drama. A wise combination of creepy, thrilling, titillating, and good old vampire fun ..." -Michael Schutz, Darkness Dwells Radio

“A great combination of strong characters that remind me of my V.C. Andrews characters, wonderful creepy twists, and a plot that will recall Mommie Dearest in an original take that shocks and delights at the same time. This is a full blown psychological thriller worth the investment of time and money.” - Andrew Neiderman, Author of The Devil's Advocate and the V.C. Andrews novels



Thursday, 5 April 2018

Welcome to the B2BCYCON and Midnight Thrills, Midnight Chills

Welcome to the Horror/Thriller Website Tour
Brain to Books Cyber Convention and Book Expo



B2BCYCON 2018 Midnight Thrills, Midnight Chills







I'm taking part in the convention this year with my horror poetry book, Horror Haiku Pas de Deux.



Ravens, black as night
Her friends, comfort as she walks
Revenge is endless




Silence has fallen
grey ash rains from the skies
after the world’s end


Horror Haiku Pas de Deux




In the shadows—voices.
Calling, screaming, moaning.
Countless tongues telling tales...
of Hell
of Monsters
and Unnatural Things

Come chase the dark words, fall into the spell of terror and sit with the poetic weaver as you watch the world burn. Horror Haiku Pas de Deux is a volume of poetry mixing horror with haiku and verse to chill your bones.
Poetic beauty lives forever with the undead.

Available Now






And you can download my first horror poetry book Horror Haiku and Other Poems or the two book box set of my Killers and Demons series free from the B2BCyCon 2018 Horror/Thriller Giveaway

Check out the Giveaway!






And you can also check out some of my other events:

B2BCYCON Trade Show Booth

Daisy Chain Story

Book Expo

Character Tournaments (Go Vote!)

Cover Wars (Go Vote!)

Video Panel Discussion
(Gender Roles in the Horror and Thriller Genres)





Here's a little Video Book Interview I did with myself.







And here is the entire lineup of the Horror/Thriller Website Tour Authors.
Some of the links will not go live until April 6th.

A. F. Stewart
K. Matt
Carmilla Voiez
Naching Kassa
KM Pohlkamp
Alice de Sampaio Kalkuhl
Brenda Mohamed
Susanne Leist
Tiffany Apan
C. Bilic

Sunday, 25 March 2018

#B2BCYCON2018 Preview



I'm posting today with a quick preview of an upcoming event I'm a part of, the Brain to Books Cyber Convention and Book Expo (B2BCYCON for short). The convention happens in April (from the 6th to the 8th) and basically it is an online showcase for authors of various genres. I'll be doing double duty as a fantasy author and a horror author, and here's what to expect from me.



I will be running my horror activities from this blog, and you will be able to check out my stuff such as the website/blog tour and links to my horror related Cover Wars, the Character Tournament, the Daisy Chain story, my horror Trade Show Booth on Goodreads and the Book Expo. There will also be a video panel discussion that I hosted, Gender Roles in the Horror and Thriller Genres. The book featured in my horror events will be Horror Haiku Pas de Deux, so please come out and have some fun in all the events.

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B2BCyCon2018-FantasyI'll be over on my website, Welcome to Avalon,  for my convention fantasy events and activities, including the fantasy genre blog/website tour. As well, I'll be posting the links to my other fantasy activities in the convention, again such as the Cover Wars, the Character Tournament, Panel Discussions, the Daisy Chain story, my Trade Show Booth on Goodreads and the Book Expo links. The book I have featured in the convention is Ghosts of the Sea Moon, so I hope you will come out in April to support it in the voting events (Cover Wars and Character Tournaments) and come watch me be dorky in things like the video panel discussions.


So remember, on the April 6th-8th weekend, the place to be for books is the Brains to Books Cyber Convention and Book Expo.

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Thursday, 8 March 2018

Book Spotlight: Clockmaker

Today I have another delightful book spotlight, this time for the paranormal steampunk novel Clockmaker by Kristen Brand. Enjoy!


Clockmaker by Kristen Brand



The crew of the airship Sultana is nearly destitute. No one knows this better than its captain, Melek, who’s almost desperate enough to sell her treasured family heirlooms to pay her crew’s wages. Then a reclusive gentleman wearing a golden mask offers a fortune to transport him and a mysterious cargo to Istanbul. Needing the money, Melek can’t bring herself to refuse, even when her instincts warn of trouble.
Now strange noises haunt her airship at night, and deadly warships stalk the Sultana through dark, stormy skies. Melek’s masked passenger refuses to explain his private affairs, and she enjoys arguing with him perhaps a little too much. But he’s even more dangerous than she suspected, and she’ll have to unravel the dark intrigue he’s brought aboard her ship before it kills them all.





Clockmaker is available at:








About the Author




Kristen Brand likes writing about ghosts but is too much of a wimp to even watch the trailers of horror movies. When she’s not writing, she can usually be found reading novels or comic books, probably while drinking tea. You can find out more about her work and read free fiction at her website, kristenbrand.com


Saturday, 3 March 2018

Book Spotlight: SINthetic

I have a terrific book spotlight for you today, on the sci-fi crime novel SINthetic by J.T. Nicholas. Enjoy!


SINthetic by J.T. Nicholas




They look like us. Act like us. But they are not human. Created to perform the menial tasks real humans detest, Synths were designed with only a basic intelligence and minimal emotional response. It stands to reason that they have no rights. Like any technology, they are designed for human convenience. Disposable.

In the city of New Lyons, Detective Jason Campbell is investigating a vicious crime: a female body found mutilated and left in the streets. Once the victim is identified as a Synth, the crime is designated no more than the destruction of property, and Campbell is pulled from the case.

But when a mysterious stranger approaches Campbell and asks him to continue his investigation in secret, Campbell is dragged into a dark world of unimaginable corruption. One that leaves him questioning the true nature of humanity.

And what he discovers is only the beginning . . . 



Check out SINthetic at:







About the Author



J.T. Nicholas is the author of the neo-noire science fiction series, The New Lyons Sequence.  The first novel in the New Lyons Sequence, SINthetic, is available now.

J.T. was born in Lexington, Virginia, though within six months he moved (or was moved, rather) to Stuttgart, Germany.  Thus began the long journey of the military brat, hopping from state to state and country to country until, at present, he has accumulated nearly thirty relocations.  This experience taught him that, regardless of where one found oneself, people were largely the same.

When not writing, J.T. spends his time practicing a variety of martial arts, playing games (video, tabletop, and otherwise), and reading everything he can get his hands on.

J.T. currently resides in Wilmington, North Carolina with his wife, a pair of indifferent cats, a couple of Australian Shepherd puppies that are in process of destroying everything that can fit into their mouths.





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